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Matt Zoller Seitz

Matt Zoller Seitz
Matt Zoller Seitz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture, New York Times,, Newark Star-Ledger, New York Press,

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
.5/4 65% Flower (2018) If you could pour the worst tendencies of American independent cinema over the last twenty years into a gigantic soup tureen and let it simmer overnight, this film would be the unappetizing result.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3/4 50% Tomb Raider (2018) A beautifully crafted and unpretentious piece of action cinema, with a number of sequences that are as gorgeous as they are thrilling.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
3.5/4 82% Itzhak (2018) A joyous film about a joyous man.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2018
2.5/4 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) There's a lot here that feels insufficiently shaped or fitfully realized, but at the same time, there's a lot to like. It's the Platonic ideal of a mixed bag.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
No Score Yet Mister Rogers: It's You I Like (2018) Despite its brevity, this is a powerful special because, like Rogers himself, it speaks plainly and without affectation to the deepest part of us, in a calm and accepting tone of voice.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
4/4 87% Police Story (Ging chaat goo si) (Police Force) (1985) One of the great 1980s action films. It's also one of the most 1980s action films.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
1.5/4 18% Death Wish (2018) Vigilante dad rock.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
3.5/4 82% Game Night (2018) A raucously funny film that has a knack for going right up to the edge of nastiness.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3/4 81% Early Man (2018) You know full well whether or not you're the audience for this film. Consider yourself either warned or enabled.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
100% Chris Rock: Tamborine (2018) Chris Rock's first new stand-up special in ten years is called Tamborine, but it could have been called This Is How You Do It.‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
2.5/4 68% Golden Exits (2018) The movie seems to be slowly pushing a needle into the lives that it scrutinizes, as if to draw a blood sample and learn what ails the characters.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
2/4 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) If only someone could've heroically intervened to save this movie.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
1.5/4 16% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) For the most part, this is a bust of a movie, the kind that would probably have otherwise gotten dumped to theaters in January by a studio looking to cut its losses.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2018
1.5/4 78% American Folk (2018) The whole thing was a bad idea that only genius could've rescued. Maybe not even then.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
3/4 84% The Final Year (2018) As an evocation of on-the-ground political reality, "The Final Year" is a a solid and often entertaining work in much the same wheelhouse as the durable political documentary ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
2/4 57% The Commuter (2018) Frustratingly not-quite-there from start to finish.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
2.5/4 58% The Strange Ones (2018) One of those take-it-or-leave it movies where you either surrender completely to the mood and style of the filmmaking or start questioning what it's leaving out, covering up, or glossing over.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
3/4 78% All the Money in the World (2017) Long-winded but engrossing.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2017
3/4 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) A likable, funny diversion, and sometimes more than that.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
4/4 90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Everything a fan could want from a Star Wars film and then some.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
2/4 92% The Rape Of Recy Taylor (2017) What's onscreen here is often so very busy that The Rape of Recy Taylor turns into a parody of a certain mindset in American documentary filmmaking.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
4/4 97% Coco (2017) This film is a classic.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
2.5/4 50% Porto (2017) Less than meets the eye and ear.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/4 40% Justice League (2017) Justice League adds wit, invention, color and warmth as it goes along, a strategy befitting a story about characters (and a world) waking up from emotional sleep and learning to take risks and care again.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
.5/4 38% I Love You, Daddy (2017) The movie version of a pervert in a raincoat flashing you, deftly enough that you aren't sure you saw what you saw.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
2.5/4 75% No Stone Unturned (2017) No Stone Unturned at times veers close to a rant.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) A close-but-no-cigar film, but so enjoyable for the most part, and so modest in its aims, that its disappointments aren't devastating.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3.5/4 77% Thank You for Your Service (2017) An involving and often wrenching drama.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3.5/4 95% One of Us (2017) This is complex and often explosive subject matter, and in examining it, the excellent team of Ewing and Grady tread as carefully as they can.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3.5/4 83% Marshall (2017) It pays attention to issues of racial, religious and gender discrimination without wavering from its main objective: giving us an entertaining film about a couple of guys who are in way over their heads.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
3/4 92% Walking Out (2017) The film works best as a simple tale of a 'civilized' person's immersion in the natural world, conveyed through scenes of physical struggle.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
1.5/4 5% Flatliners (2017) A fabulous idea for a movie, but unfortunately Flatliners represents the second failed attempt to do it justice.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2017
4/4 98% Lucky (2017) The humblest deep movie of recent years, a work in the same vein as American marginalia like Stranger Than Paradise and Trees Lounge, but with its own rhythm and color.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
2.5/4 34% American Assassin (2017) American Assassin is not what it pretends to be.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
4/4 89% First They Killed My Father (2017) A rare film about a national tragedy told through the eyes and mind of a child, and as fine a war movie as has ever been made.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2017
3/4 96% Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017) [An] endearing shaggy dog of a documentary.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4/4 98% Trophy (2017) A brilliant, maddening, necessary movie.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3.5/4 100% Dolores (2017) Huerta is such a commanding figure, and the array of historical footage marshalled on behalf of her story is so impressive, that the film makes a strong impression.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
1.5/4 37% Leap! (2017) Félicie deserves better. So does dance.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/4 78% Crown Heights (2017) Crown Heights is a pretty good movie about a great subject: the sheer backbreaking labor necessary to force the system to even acknowledge a terrible injustice, much less make it right.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2017
3/4 81% Patti Cake$ (2017) The movie's documentary instincts are much sharper than its drama and ultimately much more memorable. Its sense of place and uniformly superb performances make it worth seeing, and maybe ultimately singing along with.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3.5/4 93% Logan Lucky (2017) A precision-tooled entertainment made by experts, and sometimes more than that. Watching it is like finding money in the pocket of a coat that you haven't worn in years.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3.5/4 97% Whose Streets? (2017) A movie that doesn't merely tell a gripping, important story, but reminds us that the storyteller and the storytelling matter just as much.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
2/4 13% A Family Man (2017) Not great, not terrible, mostly bearable, occasionally insufferable; you might watch it all the way through if you were tucked into a blanket on a couch and weren't so thirsty, hungry or in need of a bathroom break that you felt compelled to get up.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
3.5/4 92% Dunkirk (2017) It deserves to be seen and argued about. They don't make them like this anymore. Never did, really.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
1/4 16% Wish Upon (2017) The best thing you can say about it is that the acting is alright, there are a few decently executed moments of nastiness, the whole thing is in focus and you can understand what's being said.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
2.5/4 82% The Rehearsal (2016) A sensitive, thoughtful, often provocative movie that nevertheless feels like a missed opportunity.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
4/4 91% A Ghost Story (2017) I loved everything about it, including the scenes I wasn't sure how to take.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/4 96% The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2017) A fine-grained (no photography pun intended) look at the way that the development of an artist's style is usually intertwined with the technology and materials that she chooses to embrace.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3.5/4 85% Okja (2017) A work of melancholy enchantment, by turns sweet, raucously funny, scary and sad, and -- in the manner of all good science fiction movies -- thought-provoking.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017